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The Staves: three sisters muse on their Midwest chapter
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The Staves: three sisters muse on their Midwest chapter

Three British sisters, one remote Wisconsin recording studio and the lead singer of Bon Iver. The result? The album If I Was, by The Staves. Camilla, Emily and Jessica Staveley-Taylor make up the group, and they draw as much from their familial connections as from their natural musical talents. I had the pleasure of talking…

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The Finest Hours: A story of seas-ing the day

A recognizably blustering Cape Cod, Massachusetts is the backdrop for Walt Disney Studios most recent film The Finest Hours. Off the coast a small CG 36500 lifeboat bobs, carrying Bernie Weber (Chris Pine) and his fellow U.S. Coast Guard crew members. Out of sight and over the mammoth waves of the Chatham Bar, a cracked…

Who? Who? Who?:  A Conversation with the Baha Men
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Who? Who? Who?: A Conversation with the Baha Men

About a week ago, I was overcome by a wave of musical nostalgia. Seeking to relive earlier days soundtracked by “Now That’s What I Call Music” CDs, I soon found myself in the presence of a group of men from the Bahamas with infectious rhythm and a simple question. Recalling the former ubiquity of those…

Prof Talk: Eric Roubinek proves himself German(e) at Mac
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Prof Talk: Eric Roubinek proves himself German(e) at Mac

Tell me a bit about your background. Where did you go to undergrad? I’m from Wisconsin originally and ended up doing my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin after considering going to some small liberal arts schools. It’s somewhat ironic that I ended up teaching at a liberal arts school, even though I think…

ProfTalk: Ryan Murphy
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ProfTalk: Ryan Murphy

A shortened version appeared in the February 15, 2013 print edition of The Mac Weekly; below is the complete article. Talk about your background. I went to Macalester, graduated in 1998, and I’m from Minnesota. But I’m back at Macalester now after living in San Francisco for a lot of years. During that time I…